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Willi -I I.Y, MAR' II i. :
COLLI GE CALENDAR.
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I i m 1. 1 , , Mori li 5, \i i I." mi. Room, i o=, I 1
li i inn I., I ii Gcrti utlc \ Walki i ol Woman
Mcclii il ' "ii' • Pi mi "ii or I he Mctl
ii.il i dim ie foi \\ dim. M," Hi, [rated b
illy, pil I mi.
Billing 1 1. ill, 7. is P.M. So ond r« Ital ai
ranged bj 1 lepai 1 mi nt ol Ipeaking and Read-
ing. Mi 1. Elizabi 1 h P, Ru 1 v. HI read Ki I
1 hi Bai M, 7. i.s P.M. I ii 1 pi 1 formi
Sophomore Plaj .
Saturday, March 6, The l'..n n, 7, i.s P.M. Second
performance ol Sophomore Plaj
S lay, March 7, Houghton Memorial Chapel.
1 Mm A.M., preai her, R. \ . < harlea ' .. Sewall
7.011 P.M., Vespers, Address bj Rev. Brewer
Eddy dI Boston.
Monday, March 8, Billings Hall. L30 P.M., Re-
cital by Miss Montgomery and Miss Brockle-
li.nik nf 1 he I leparl menl ..I Music.
Tuesday, March 9, Paj Day.
Wednesday, March to, Billings 1 1. ill. 7.30 P.M.,
Union Christian Association meeting for Wis.
cussion of Sunday problem.
Thursday, March 11. The Barn. j.,v> P.M., Col
legeForum. Subject: ''Sundayat Wellesley."
(See bulletin board for possible change to
Billings Hall, 7..V 1 P.M. Special Hygiene Lec-
1 ure for Seniors.
Friday, March i-\ The Barn. 7.30 P.M., Firsl
lecture of All-star [lecture Course: Julia
Lathrop on "Child Labor."
Poster \\i> Program Designs.
As in former years, the Senior Play Poster will
be chosen by competition, with a prize of S5.00 for
the winner. This yen- the prize winning poster
will be reproduced and used for advertising pur-
poses in the adjoining towns, therefore ii should be
A smaller prize of $2.00 is offered for the best
program design. All Seniors arc urged to interest
themselves, if possible, and help to make a suc-
cessful collection for the final choice.
The following conditions should be noted:
Poster size, i(i';"x:i" (final reproduction to be
Program size, <>" \ to" (final reproduction to be
.1I1011I 4" \ 8").
Color, restricted to two (black and grey .sug-
Time of judgment, April 15.
Judgment will be based on the following points:
1, Composition; 2, Firm line to carry in repro-
duction; 3, Consistent lettering indicated l>ut not
Title should include Wkuksi.hy COL1 EGE,
Senior Play 11)15.
Name of play, The Piper.
PI. tee. Tupelo.
Hates. June 5 (alternate), June 11.
Price of tickets, 75 cents.
The next open Vocational Guidance meeting will
be on Tuesday, March 9, The subject will be "Sec-
retarial Work," and one of the speakers will be Miss
Marguerite Kimball, secretary to Bishop Lawrence.
rentative dues for further meetings are April 13
and May 4. Watch the NEWS for further notices
of subjects and speakers. FLORENCE M. CLARKE,
Chairman Vocational Guidance Committee.
I he following mi mix r« of thi J
«ill l«- initiated into
Margan 1 1
I ll iiidi 1 I, , nek, M'l
Man Si arlctl
Alpha K m* < hi.
11. 1/. 1 p.
s.,r 1 Mctzncr
Sll tKESPBARE SOCII
I lorothea Be ird Evelj n Childs
Marj Chambers Edith Louiac Gibncj
Florence Clark Jean Newton
I 11 /.I 1 \ Epsilon.
[Catherine Fowler Elizabeth Fuller
Marguerite Fowler Amy Rothchild
Pauline I la> es
/l 1 J \ PHA.
I lelen Casey
I lelen Munroe
I Cun ice Wood
I : sin, , r i I rocking
i leritc Schenck
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONFER I Nt I
By invitation of the Department of Hygieni .1
meet ing ol the Association ol Heads of 1 •epartments
from colleges in the eastern pan of the United
St, pes met at the College on ["hursdaj , Friday and
Saturday, Februarj 25, 26 and 27. The ,
represented were Jackson, Goucher, Oberlin,
Smith, Wells, Randolph. M.icn. Vassar, Radcliffe
and Wheaton Colleges; Syracuse, Cornell, Brown
Universities, the Universitj of Vermont, and Pratt,
Drexel ind Margaret Morrison Carnegie Institutes.
On Friday morning, at 9 o'clock, at Man Hemen-
w.i\ Hall, the delegates were received by President
Pendleton. Afterwards. Dr. Florence Gilman of
Smith College read a paper ,,n " I'he Making of a
Department of Hygiene in a Large Collegi
Women." This was followed by .1 paper from Miss
Alice Holding of Randolph. Macon College on " Track
and Field Athletics for Women." Both papers were
fully discussed. In the afternoon there was .\n
exhibition of Charts, Tracings and Photographs
illustrating the methods in use l<> the various col-
leges, followed by discussion. The department
gave a demonstration in honor :'i the delegates in
Saturday morning, after the business meeting,
there was a demonstration of Eurhythmies pre-
sented In the teacher of music in the Franklin
School, Buffalo, X. V., and her assistant. It not
only gave some idea of the work done in the Frank-
lin School, bin ilso a suggestion of that done in the
well-known school of Jacques Dal Croic at Hellc-
rau. near Dresden. His pupils are required 10 lake
Swedish Gymnastics one hour a day, six days in
the week, followed b> this remarkable training in
musical rhythm, before undertaking the work in
M MOM8TR \ 11-
, - ■
ann Vaar 1-. ll
-1 got ap lor lk-
and the ii m l iiug <
m. The ciam drtmam-
'dightlulk :•-• ■!••«■
tin- graceful gliding movement* of reify-
ing and the rollicking rhythm of old. aalnuJ
folk - modern adaptation* of mm
rhymes. The iM-ngrar lam:
4. Folk Dancing. J« '
■ n Bridge."
7 Inti -ing.
ill child pi
with a robin that hops upon the
1 and rtk-* fr>.m tr-
ing. north wind, fros* -.virkle
of the *:■■
9. Folk Dane: g Scamrs
" Pl\ asovaia" — Russian.
"The ll.iss.ir — Hungarian.
It has often been thought -• amount of
moiiev o cos-
tumes are used jus ed into
dust-cloths and the like. 1
and .ils>) to reduci -'"S **
many costumes ..-
Property Commit - - acom-
mittee hopes, with the
to collect all the idle ^longing
present I > ..
posterity on Tre<? I
may arise such as
hoped that students
tumes. Any girl wishing to -
the chairman. Please bring s you are
not using to ,;j I
tume room in the eh.
Chairman Tree Day Pn
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS.
^6oavb of Ebitors
MR. Ill lil'.l KT ON "PRISONS.
Elizabeth Pilling, 1916, Editor in-ChieJ
Chariot Q] ,, Associate Editor
Edith J. i Muriel W. Brown, 191J
Katharine I B 1916 Miriam Ve Idi .. 1918
, i . in hi:
Barbara AMrich. 1918
Rachel B 1911
"can M. Newto
Elizabeth W. I Editor
Ruth ( h ipin, 1916, Manager
Ruth Miner, 1916, Assistant
rtin, 1915 ub aiption Editor
Bertha l\i. Beckford, Advertising Manager
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il dbi «nt to Miss Elizabeth W. Manwarftg, Cazenov. Hall, Weft I- Mas A,ll,.l,, i „||,. 1; ,.. All Alumnie news
AN OLD STORY.
I in' iocietj question always presents itself e
forcibly al this season of upheaval than a1 the coi
responding period in the fall. Al this time
we .uc more conscious of the defects of even our
carefully contrived system (when the brevity of the
lists makes omissions and inclusions more conspicu-
ous.) And annually some ol us go over again the
same ground: Are these societies worth the fuss
we make over them, the time and labor of hard-
working committees, the unhappiness of the dis-
appointed, the general exaggerated importance with
which the whole mailer is for a few weeks invested?
In spiic oi the absurdity of adding to the already
disproportionate emphasis the subject is receiving,
il seems nol amiss In have out sometimes for an
airing some of our old arguments, loseeif they need
to be thrown away, or if any new combinations
occur to us. We are not safe yet, some people tell
us, in assuming thai we are acting more wisely than
those sister colleges which have eliminated the
society problem by the simple device of abolition.
\\ In has Wellesley held fast to its societies?
Because the Wellesley societies were so different
in character and intention from those of, for in-
■• Wn rrr! Holj oki and Barnard; as to be
worth an effort to save them? Because the exist-
ence of I he society houses made our societies
facts too stubborn lo lie easily swept away? Cer-
tainly (here \wrr traditions and associations in the
case of the Wellesley societies which made them
hopeful ground for an attempt to work out a society
system on thai paradoxical basis, democratic choice.
A1 any rate, it has been an interesting experiment,
and so far justified that it would be hard to find
anyone acquainted with conditions past and pres-
ent who would choose to go back to the old
plan rather than follow the present system, with
all its defects.
1 ndoubtedly the present system is fairer than
the old one. Btit are societies fair at all? What de-
fence of them can we honestly make? Few to-day
would believe, and no one would dare to contend
thai "in give pleasured) I he members" is a satisfac-
tory or comfortable answer. We feel bound to pre-
sent some argument consistent with the community
good. Of course, ii is the familiar "Better respons-
ible cliques than irresponsible cliques." But do
societies under the present system, or under any
system, prevent the existence of the conscienceless,
selfish, snobbish clique, more or less closely banded
together? Not the group of friends naturally consort-
ing because of congeniality of interests, and remain-
ing cordiall) receptive thers, and alive to the
1 ] -''""- ol the community; but the inhospitable,
i lose corporation, with its members owning no loyal
ty to the Kueei group in which their life is placed—
1 pes ol organized i Ifi hness. We know perfectly
"'" that -in h groups, inimical to the besl develop-
ment of our general life, do exisl here as in any col-
lege of the size of this; do th< societies acl if not as
absolute preventh e, i ial n medj ' Very
"!"'' ol u- who have watched conditions here will
lll; "" our com iction th it societies as we hat i
them do ret nsidi rable help against this
condition. I'm th ti maj be held responsible to
'I"' community, lis members feel an obligation
to one in i and to tl liege. The
*) B iv es some training in the respect of
oilier people's rights. These are battered truisms,
1,111 ' truism is none the less true for being battered.
1 nder the present system the members ol a society
tend to be somewhat more unlike each other than
was the case formerlj ; though the difficulty in this
respect between "then "and "now" is less, per-
haps, than we imagine. Thesociet) gives its mem-
ber- discipline in variety of point of view which
no smaller group, self-selected, can afford.
Is il possible to consider favorably the other de-
fence of our societies, under the present system; the
notion thai the) serve as a reward to the worthy?
Of course, society' membership is agreeable, and,
on the whole, beneficial. Societies may do harm;
though the evils of snobbishness and selfishness
are less flagrant than they used to be, the evils of
extravagance and of time-wasting are, if anything,
more in evidence. But the benefits of societies are
clear. They add to the graciousness and interest
of life here. They give practise not only in
bearing and forbearing, but in the courtesies of
hospitality. They give happy opportunities for
bringing together the various Wellesley gen-
erations. No question but the society pre-
sents a reward, if we like to think of it so. But re-
garded as a system of rewards, the society plan
leaves much to be desired. No matter how con-
scientiously the various committees perform their
duties, no matter how carefully the various claims
are scrutinized, the eligible list selected, and the
placement arranged, somehow the rewards
seems not to come out very equally. There will be
be on the eligible list occasional omissions and in-
clusions due in some measure to accident or for-
tune rather than to faults or merits; to individual
limitations or opportunities; to the inevitable falli-
bility of the human beings through whose agency
the cumbrous machine is worked. Minor defects
in our plan may be pointed out and remedied; but
so long as the barrier between eligible and ineligible
remains so tenuous, there will always be some
sense of grievance.
( >l the three possibilities open to us in our con-
sideration of the society- problem, which is most
advantageous to the college of a whole? To forego
the societies entirely, benefits and all. because we
can see no other way to eliminate unfair discrim-
ination; to continue with our present plan, recogniz-
ing its inadequacy and, so far as possible, remedy-
ing its minor defects; or to establish en,. ugh so-
cieties so thai every junior and senior of diploma
grade and good citizenship shall have, if she de-
sires, the enjoyment of society privileges? Is it
.liter one reconstruction to sel about new
plans for bettering this large factor in the social
life of the college?
E. W. M.
Mr. Hubbert, Deputy Commissioner of the
• m his work last
Friday night. He strongly brought out the new
fum tion of the prison, thai of refitting men for so-
I hi primary object of thi i m was
to keep men in jail and thi quipments justified
thi ol I In in v method of helping men to live
over again requires an absolute!) new equipment,
the doing away with uniformity. The need- arc
great, including a hospital, schools, a library, gym-
na i i chapel, a dining-room and a method of
leaching industries. The prison officials should
adopt a new attitude. Al present, the prisoner-
are known only by numbers. They should be
treated as men. The public can do their part and
aid in obtaining employment for ex-convicts. On
the whole, there are plentj of institutions; but the
need is for readjustment. All penal institutions
should be under one head. Proper prison industries
would provide for convicts' families. There should
1« proper medical and psychological examinations
before committing the prisoner to any prison, and
a public defender to serve as counsel for those who
cannot afford to hire one. All possible means should
I"' taken to make successful the effort to rebuild the
lives of men committed to the charge of the State
What is the matter with Wellesley? Are we to
acknowledge that men have finer sympathies
than women, and that men's colleges are our
infinite superiors in their response to a world-wide
appeal of suffering? Women have had a rep-
utation for fineness in these matters. The
ked-( 'ross movement itself, was started by a woman.
Women have led in nearly all the philanthropic
movements of the decade. Is Wellesley going to
make a black mark on that fine record?
Listen in this: Yale has raised mone) to sup-
port twelve Red Cross ambulances, three of which
have gone to England, France, Austria antl Ger-
many, respectively. Harvard has raised money
for live; one for England, one for France, Austria,
( iermany and Belgium. Wellesley has not yet
raised money for one; the fund lacks S150. There
will be a further extension of time, during which we
hope the deficit may be made up generously.
Money will be received by the head of the Red
Cross work in each house. The efficiency of the
ambulance corps is so high that we arc privileged
to be able to help it and those who have not al-
ready given will probably lie glad of the further
ALL STAR LECTURE COURSE.
What has happened that only seventy-eight per-
sons have bought tickets to the splendid course of
lectures arranged by the committee? We can
scarcely invite famous speakers to address an
audience comprising only six per cent, of a sup-
posedly intelligent college. There are few sublet Is
on which we need more enlightenment than Child
Labor, the Tariff and the War. liny your tickets
immediately, from either Lucy Taussig in Beebe
or Alice Phillips in Wood.
CHAPEL OPEN DURING LENT.
Because ol the success of the practise lasl year.
the chapel will be open for devotion and prayer
each afternoon of the presenl Lenten season, until
six o'clock. Daily prayers, similar to those used
before, will be found at ihe entrance.
THE WELLESLEY NATIONAL BANK invites you to save money by becoming one of its
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT DEPOSITORS. Interest al the rate of 4% compounded semi-annually.
WELLESLEY NATIONAL BANK
CHAS. N. TAYLOR, Pres. BENJ. H. SANBORN. Vice-Pres. B. W. GUERNSEY, Cashier
THE WELLES1.I-.V COLLE
ANOTHER LETTER PROM GERMANY.
i ,1,1 roK' i "ii I'hcrc have bei
pn lion "i int4 n t in the Icttci i hai
la i .'.. i I from Frau 1. 1 b th -l"' Hi i
ivc arc glad to take the oppoi lein
Mueller ha i givi n u ol pi in( ing anothi i
1 1. .ml. in ■' . Cicrn
rii . i i tell I'rofi "i \ I and X.,
. 1 1 ■ r I Y and i he re i "I i In di ii donoi
i hai I ■mi 'i grateful for thcil hai
lettei ol mine wa ii , I wondei . thai to toui heel the
In .■ r te? I il 'i n hi i al -ill whal I
I > 1 1 1 the i Hi i i thai mj Ii ttcr, quiti uni p M\ ,
produced on it a readi i i highl elcomi I a uri
vim, especially now thai m phen .a activities
is widening every da and pecuni i led
to carry i hem .ill oul ,
I i.i .iii \\ di ii n\ ered a provi ional ho pital w I'll
I'm wounded oldiers. Ii is i he new 1 1 1 build
ing where thej have no kitchen and when 1 1 ked
food is delivered in wagon i senl bj thi ho pital al
Kppenclorf. Nothing extra c-.in, iIi.-h-Ii ,m , be pro
vided for i hose wil Ii weak stomach oi high ti m
perature. The hospital food is good on the whole,
Imi i he dear boj s « ho are exl ra mi i rable need an
extra good Ml now and then. So I gel dinnei
that are especially strengthening and appetizing for
ten to twelve "magenlcranken," as I call them, everj
day: Rice prepared with apples; rice in milk, with
preserves; cherrj juice with farina; Quaker Oats
(hardly known in this part of the world) with
cream; rice-flour porridge with raspberrj juice
must of this prepared with a generous lump ol g I
butter and eggs beaten up and mixed with the
cereals. Sometimes I give them corn-starch pud
ding with vanilla sauce, or fruit jelly. I also bake
wheat loaves for them. Mow do I do this.-' Well,
I was lucky enough to gel a g [-sized bag ol « heal
Hour jnsl before our wise government put its hand
on the food-stuffs. Then, all soldiers alike clamor
for fresh fruit, so I made Karl order a box of spe-
cially fine apples and oranges. The nurses are
quite delighted with our gifts, and the sick ones
naturally rejoice greatly, too. But not all money
is spent on food. The convalescent soldiers need
games lo wile away the time, and they ni-r<\ good
reading, also. So far 1 have given the hospital
two subscriptions for the "War Lectures" that our
prominent men — Eucken, Harnack and main-
others — publish al regular intervals. Houston
S. Chamberlain, the Germanized Englishman, is
one of their favorites, even the Jews like him, al-
though he is anything but fair to them.
All the while I must not forget my main friends
al the front who need to be cheered up from time
io time by a little something. I also try to look
out for the wives and children of the various brave
Landwehrmanner that were quartered at our house.
The)- are so grateful tor any little attention thai is
paid to their families at home.
Being concerned about your purse, I wrote you
the other day that you ought to slop sending money
for a while. But money disappears rapidly now
thai 1 have found my clear "magenkr.inken." I
simply cannot sit down to a meal thinking that
only once a week those poor fellows gel anything
that is good for them. I know you could not do
differently, and therefore do not hestitate to ask
you for fresh funds.
Ii is not easy for me to attend to I his work « ii h
all the rest I have undertaken to accomplish, km
we all can do wonders these days. And so long as
my rheumatism is held at bay, 1 really enjoj sailing
off with my basket full of pels and pans all safelj
wrapped up in paper and woollen shawls. My
ambition is, of course, to get the food to the hospital
so quickly that it does not need to be warmed up
Kuno Francke's poem "Overseas" which you
sent me, I shall copy and mail to Gertrude. Ii is
very beautiful; the last line especially: "Life will
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FOR SOUTHERN RESORT WEAR
Made from our Advance Paris Models just received.
■ forth from i In- dead bodii j ol -. our
( ) n i y country" i- a greal com fun to mc ihi
ing. I i i 1 i few hours ago I stood al the death-
bed of one of "my" volunteers: He had
a li splendid looking fellow that it was .lmo-i
unbearable to see him lying there. 1 1
shot in I In - arm. in both hips, in the Lack, and
pin i i had i i in. I le held my hand and
up into m\ face befo ippcd breathing. I li-
mother, I am thankful to say, arrived thi- morning.
I le was her onlj -on, and people in the
goon laughing ind chatterii - if this world-wide
woe wc i ol ' h ii ■ !
oi i his unspeakable- miser} ■
I ,K MU S.
\.,u thai credil cards have been out for two
week- and more, and thai i Ik- Bow of talk upon
flunk-notes and grades has dwindled to a mere
trickle, it is well to look back aui\ reflect. It has
seemed to more than one girl in college that the
amount of worrj and tension displayed before
credil cauls arrived, and thi prominence given to
grades when they finally came was noticeably
greater than usual this year. What does ihis indi-
cate? It indicates a mistaken sense ^>i proportion,
an emphasis upon the wrong things. A grade is
the estimate, necessarily arbitrary, which an
instructor makes upon the quality of work done.
As such, it should be illuminating to us. it should
be valued as any other wise opinion. But it is
ine\ liable that mistakes should be made in grading.
A girl is given a C who deserves a B, and. iust as
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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS.
In reply to whal Mi-" Martha P. Conant, As-
of 1 nglish Literi tea in the
labl COLLEGI i ". ipropos "I I >r. vein
Mai h's lectui Febi uai ) i p h, I ihould lik<- to
refer .ill « I i ii steel in the points raised l>v
Miss ( on. mi to: (i) Prof. Kuno Francke' irticli
• hi "lli, Dutj nf German Americans," in the
I itherland" of March 3d (on librarj war-shelf);
1-' I'm 1 George S. Fullerton's Shorl Sketch of
German Militarism in the New Vork S il I eb
ruary 28; (3) Houston Chamberlain's "Kuegsau-
fatze," (wai shelf).
THE INTKRCOIXEGIATE CONFERENCE.
\n Intercollegiate Conference was held at Vassar
College from February nineteenth to twenty-first,
al which seven delegates were present, represent-
ing thi I in. Mm Associations of Mi. Holyoke,
Smith, Bryn Vlawr and Wellesley. Several closed
meetings and one open our were held, at which
likeness and differences of the associations were
brougl it. Wellesley was looked up to as one of
the mosl efficient organizations. Our General
Secretary and our affiliation with the National
Voung Women's Christian Associations wen- of
Main questions were discussed, one of which
was Chapel Attendance. At Vassar, Chapel is
compulsory, and I was much impressed by seeing
every seal filled at the service, which comes at seven
o'clock each evening. Al Mt. Holyoke, the Student
1 ,,,\ ,111111, in Association voted to have compulsory
I hapel. What can we do to increase our chapel
attendance? Perhaps we are not in the habit of
going; perhaps we don't get enough out of the sere-
ice. Whatever the reason is, something ought to
be dune, so that at least two-thirds of our chapel
seats are Idled. Won't everyone make an effort to
go at least twice a week. Is it asking too much?
(Signed) Arlene Westwood.
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIO N MEETING
< \mpus Meeting.
Rev. Charles F. Dole of Jamaica Plain spoke
.11 the Wednesday meeting in Billings Hall, Febru-
ary 24, on the "Religious Motive in Business."
Every business worth doing is a form of service in
that it accommodates as many persons in as many
ways .1- possible and is, therefore, serving a great
ideal. The element of good-will is essential to the
successful transaction of business, and so, business
can be brought near to religion in a practical way.
The subjeel of the meeting at St. Andrew's,
Februarj 24, was "Give to the world the best you
have and the best will come back to you." Marie
Henze, 1918, spoke on the subject in its practical
application to us in our daily intercourse with each
Helen Mitchell, 1918, spoke of the way in which
the life of Alice Freeman Palmer illustrates this
principle of giving and by the very act of giving,
gaining true happiness.
WEEK OK PRAYER.
During the week, February 22nd to 26th, in-
clusive, there have been held the brief afternoon
services which characterize our annual Week of
Prayi r. I he quid half-hour in the (hapel in the
ion, has been of great value to those who
made use of 1 heir opporl unities.
Ml i\n w .
Ih, firsl afternoon meeting was conducted by
the Rev. Willard L. Sperry, who spoke on "The
Mind of Christ." W< cannot, he said, guess "what
would Jesus do?" in the various situations of life.
Jesus left us no set of regulations, but a point of
view, which, if we adopt it, will settle those matters
for us. Perhaps the chief characteristic of this
mind, or point of view, of Christ, is its universality.
The spirit of Christ take9 no account of artificial,
vertical carriers, such as race or patriotism. Chris-
tianity i- internationalism. All differences are
gone when we at hie\ e 1 he Mind of ' In ist.
1 1 1 -n\\ .
Mi" 1 iamble spoke al the service in the ( h tpi I
al ii\ i- o'clock, 'I ii,-,I.i\ , mi the subject, "I ii 1
Prayer." We are accustomed, said Miss Gamble,
to think ol asking a> the only kind of prayer. Ad-
oration, however, is more fundamental. It is more
than simply asking, it is a realization of our own weak-
ness, and it is a social, nol an individual act, where-
by we shifl our perspective in approach to God. The
value of prayers of confession lies in the realization
they give of our sins, through our particularizing
■>f them. In regard to prayer of petition, although
Christ said, "your Father knows of what ye have
need," lie also told us to pray, and St. Paul said,
"In everything let your requests be made known."
There arc reasons for the setting of definite times
for prayer, said Miss Gamble. In the first place,
il we do not set a time, we will not pray. Secondly,
if we do not set a time in the week, or year, we will
not take time enough for prayer, for it takes time
and quiet to pray thoughtfully. Finally, there are
associations connected with certain times and days
which make them, for many, especially valuable as
times of prayer.
The gathering in the Chapel Wednesday after-
noon took the form of a "meeting for worship after
the manner of Friends." The hour was one of
quiet meditation and prayer.
Rev. Ernest G. Guthrie spoke Thursday after-
noon on "Questions concerning the efficacy of
Prayer." He answered definite questions which
had been handed to him, such as, "Should I pray-
to God if He is not a personality to me?" "Why
should I pray, since God is an all-good God?"
Consciousness of one's own needs should call forth
prayer, and through the practise of prayer will
come more personal knowledge of God.
Dr. Raymond Calkins spoke on Friday, February
26, at the Week of Prayer service, on the subject
of "Sainthood as a practical calling." Dr. Calkins
said he wished to change our popular idea of a
saint as a person set apart for excessive piety, to
the conception of a person who has so dedicated
his life to God that he is able to make God real to
other people. In this sense, sainthood is possible
Dean Waite spoke on Saturday on "The In-
ward Life," emphasizing the need" of solitude for
Sunday afternoon there was a quiet half-hour of
music, meditation and prayer, under the leadership
of Miss Pendleton, with Professor Hamilton at
Sunday evening, February 28, 1915
Service Anthem: "I will lift up my eyes,"
At evening, Kinder
Choir: "Seek ye the Lord," Roberts
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I ^iu .1 m '■', i pi mi', model hat
I i". .1 new , ipi ing modi I hal
Its a! rcami re long it« bi im wa flat .
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Since Belgium we would help to i li i
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I s;iw a girl 'tu.is liui .1 dream,
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Who scorned I he i Icrk who made it seem
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Unless the clerk wen- « I r«-ssi-r I in blue,
I fnless i he clei I were dressed in blue,
And wore the shade of blue that's new,
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THE FIRE DRILL IN LITERATURE.
"Angel forms who lie entranced,
Thick as autumnal leaves, —proctors, potentates,
Faculty, watchman of night! Have ye chosen this
Alter the toil of Study to repose
Your wearied virtue, for the ease you find,
'Til might the flames ascending seize on thee, un-
And hurl thee, coatless, to the bottomless pit, —
Awake, arise, or be forever lined!"
' Me thought I heard a voice cry
'Sleep no more!
A bell doth murder sleep. — the innocent sleep.
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care,
(I lovely sleep.— But hark! a bell! and sleep
Must drop a stitch anon,"
lin i iiii.x TlNG-A-LlNG.
Then up rose Capitaine and softly Stole
All filmy robed, a-down the darkling hall;
No sound came to her cars save velvet lrc.nl
Of her own shambling footstep on the stair.
And her young heart n-hammering in her cars.
\l bottom, looked she once in fear about,
Then, from her silken girdle, drew a kej
That key, so small, so innocent,
And in that house of hundred sleeping souls
No sound there was save onward tick of clock.
She looked, then with a mightly sigh like wind —
Peri ham c -> lon<
Fell o'.r the roughened mrfaci ■.! the vail,
'Till dipped the key into ii* rightful I
Anon then i langi d tfi g hall,
And "on i hi n ■ ami the ruth •■( man
\ roar like hammi i trolci and distal
I he fall of main feci adown thi
\n<l M „■ I i I an, I % - . j . ■ I. in t out ( CI
All thi i lii- maiden with her key had wrought.
All this \ei smiled not once bul iternl)
"Yet < .,- l„ nion -win. Return to bed!"
I in Fire I >rh i - I u.i..
i hi. i. bangarang,
Bang, bang, bang!
Whang, whang, whanaran
Whang, whang, whang.
\\ hang-a ranga
Listen lo -the music
Of the lire drill's call
" i lear i In- stairs,
( lear the stairs,
t le.n- ili. stairs, safetj first
In the evening gli ii im
In i he evening gloom.
i .ive i he maidens room.
( rive i he maidens mom.
" I lear, hear,"
Sa\ s 1 he crowd.
( 'alls the crowd,
" Hang it'"
Yelps the crowd —
Then I saw a maiden creeping down the stair.
Pulling on a boudoir cap o'er her hanging hair —
Might the household com,.
" I Inniph." says the captain.
Humph, jump, humph.
" Buzz, buzz,"
Sivs the crowd.
" I 'resent"
Says the i rowil. —
( it doom!
Says the ring-rang-ring bell,
t la uga ranga. clangaranga,
Clang, clang, clang.
Hang, hang, hangaranga,
1 1. ing. hang. hang.
I isten — to — the — music —
Of the fircdt-ill's call.
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OUR CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
I III I'lM \f < ir NTAIN s < i
i h I in the Kentuclcj mountains, to which
in i in is giving two hundred
dollars < his year, was started li than i»" years
ago bj Miss I thi I <li Long and Miss Pettitt, who
lefl theii verj successful work a1 Hindman, Ken
tucky, in resj .1 Waci 'I -in. mi cry. I In people
in this region pledged lumber, 1 icj and labor,
.mil "Mr. Willi. mi Creech, whose whole life has
been lived far back in these mountains where he
has thought out, unhelped, his ideal "I education,"
tells lis in the following letter why he gave oni
hundred thirty-six acres of land for ihis school:
"I wanl iii tell ins reasons why I want a school
here .11 Pine Mountain. There is so main of our
young folks growing up here not even taught up
as to Morality, li grici ed me co think that parents
would raise iluir children under such rulings. I
see no chance to better it without we teach l ] 1 ■ ■
young generation that they can't never prosper
while they follow the old ones' Example. I have
been thinking about this some thirty years oi-
"There being lots of whiskey and wickedness in
ill. Community where my Grandchildren must lie
Raised was a very serious thing for mc to study
about. I heard two of my neighbors say there
was neither I leaven or Hell. One of them said
that when a man was dead he was just as same as
a dumb beast. I heard another one say who had
a large Family that he was afraid he could not raise
his children as mean as he wanted them to be and
it looked to me as if our country was going hack
into Heathenism, which worried mc a great deal.
My idea was that if we could gel a good school here
and gel tin children interested it would help Moral-
ize the country. If we can bring our children to
see the error of the liquor we can squash it.
"Some places hereabouts are so Lost from Knowl-
edge that the young tins have never been taught
1 he knowledge of reading and writing and don't
know the country they were Borned in or what
Stale or County they was borned. We need a
whole lot of teaching how to work on the farm and
how to make their farms pay, also teaching them
how to take care of their timber and stuff they're
wasting. In the way they farm and doing no good
it is hardening them and they are turning to public
works too many of them
"One reason for me getting so liberal with the
school was tin- great work that I had been reliable
informed that these Ladies had done at Hindman,
Knott Co., Ky., me knowing that the school could
not be anj special benefit to me but hoping that it
would be a benefit to my Grandchildren and all
the community around me so that 1 may spend
mj Last days in a quite moral and peaceable country
and a benefit for the yet unborn children of this
country. As I have put almost all I have into the
Building of the new school anil other Friends are
coming to our assistance to help us I feel ii a great
work and would lie glad if all who can would help,
as life is short and death certain and 1 think it
would lie much better to help with I he new school
than to lax up treasures here on earth."
our next missionary column will give an account
ol the successful growth of the scl I as told by
Miss de Long in her letter-.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
I he Henry Jewett players are presenting "A
Midsummer Night's Dream" this week .11 the
Bosl Ipera I louse. Spei i il attention is being
paid to the scenery, costumes and lighting
for this comedy. For the week beginning March 8,
the play will be "Twelfth Night."— Adv.
1 HEATER NOTES.
I'... -ins Theatre: Vnna Pavlowa, with complete
ballet and 9) mphonj orch istra.
Majestic: The Andreas Dippel Opera < ompanj
in " I he Lilac I >omino."
' 11 11 : Last week ol Pauline Frederick in
"In eni." \oi week; "Dancing Around
Until-: Ann Murdock in "A Girl of To-day."
Wii.m k: "A Pair ol Siv s."
Pi 1 Mm in "I he Third P
Boston Opera House: Henrj Jewett Players in
\ Midsummer Night's Dream." Next week:
Tn\ Theater: Gertrude King-ton in ihn-eShaw
plays: "Great Catherine," "Overruled" and
"The Dark Lady of the Sonnets."
Keith's: Henrietta 1 rossman in Maurice Camp-
bell's Peace Play, "Thou Shall Not Kill."
N'l M. I. ,1-1 week ol "The Thallium Rival,"
wiih l.eo Ditrichstein.
< VSTLE Si, 1 \ki:: "Common Clay."
SYMPHONY Mali.: Sunday afternoon, March 7,
Pension Fund Concert of the Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra. Tschaikowsky and Wagner
HOLLIS STREET THEATER.
Ann Murdock, in a pretentious American comedy,
"A Girl of To-day," at the Mollis Street Theater
on March 1st.
The author of Miss Murdock's new play is Porter
Emerson Browne, who wrote "A Fool There Was"
and "The Spendthrift." The interest in the
girl becomes cumulative, for the plot is absolutely
plausible and the play well written. Its love in-
terest is sweet without being mawkishly so. "A
Girl of To-day" is a work that through cleverness
of its story reaches straight for the heart strings
and takes a strong hold on them. — Adv.
"The Third Party," a new farcial comedy in
three acts which was produced last season by Mr. F.
Ray Comstock and which had long runs at both
Chicago and New York, is shown at the Plymouth
Theatre this week. The original cast is included.
The farce is from a foreign source and has been
bought up to date and Americanized by Mark
Swan. It is an interesting comedy and well worth
an afternoon's enjoyment. — Adv.
Friday, February' 26, 1915, at 4.30 P.M., in Bil-
lings Hall. Programme:
Piano: First movement from Sonata, Op. 31,
No. 2 Beethoven
Ellen M. Turner, 1918
Voice: "The rose in the garden," Neidlinger
Gladys Hartwell, 1915.
Violin and Piano: Sonatine, Op. 137, No. 1
Allegro, Andante, Allegro vivace
Helen LeF. Lyon, 1918
Winifred Allison, 1918
Piano: Scherzo in E Minor, Mendelssohn
Caroline E. Bergheim, 191S,
Sara E. Melzner. IOH>.
Two Pianos: First movement from Sonata in F,
(Second piano part by Grieg.)
Sara Mit/nei and Mr. Hamilton.
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lesson that the instructor gives out the following
topic: "The development of the devil on an en-
tirely neutral basis."
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'03, Mrs. George G. Watson (May Loudis), to
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WERE THEY WITNESSI SJ
Dead \i 1 m\ 1 I .in ros . Miss Con vi
ni "the Wellesle) squirrels" .1- witne 1 the
laying of the corner-stone of College Hall in 1
Were tiles ?
Some other "earls girl " may lie able to convict
me of "1 he unseeing eye" recently discussed in
your columns when I say that 1 do not remember
seeing squirrels at Wellesley in the years 1875
I have .1 mosl vivid recollection of the Wellesle)
violets and anemones and mj : "\ in them, the
birdfoot violel having been previouslj unknown
to me. Though I Mad not then been led to observe
and identify birds. I treasure the mcmoi
solitarj walk to Point Tupelo when a downy woo
pecker silently alighted on .1 tree close bj me, and
I still see the flaming of .t scarlet tanagcr's wing
among the trees above, as I sat in the rustic pa\ ilion
by the lake. I even remember the gliding ol .1 flat
black striped snake through the underbrush near
the then u nn.i ine.l I ongfcllow Fountain. But not
.1 squirrel can I recall.
In the spring of 1900, when making a little \ i-it
to Professor Hallowell, 1 observed ami remarked
on tile presence of the squirrels. Her replj
thai "when the cats and chipmunks were driven
out, the gray and red squirrels came in." Cats and
chipmunks seemed to me as singular allies .1- Eng-
land and Russia, but the conversation took another
turn before I could ask for dates and furthei 1 v
planation. tan anyone tell when the gray squirrel
matriculated and whether he entered on certificate
or passed a satisfactory examination?
Rut if 1 have forgotten the squirrels. I have not
forgotten "I'll abeth." 1 well remember the quiet
dignitj with which she presided at class meetings
and her frequent references to Cushing (an author
to me unknown) in her desire that all should In-
done decently and in order. Ii was characteristic
of her to be chagrined .u anything like a the. g
discussion at table and in the presence ~'i voting
preparatorj department girls. With responsibili-
ties of missionary society, lire brigade, student
government an embryo . organization 01' literary
societies and all. it is no wonder that her strength
proved unequal to completing the course. 1 re-
•m lor gxjwl
mm. I.I si f \
m ii^ or
A luncheon o.'! -• -ii mrrting folkmed thr Un-
lb liftrnrd with ptcaMinr to
Ml km <4 an '*X'-
• i.-.ir » t Aadmoa.
and a shore humorous talk on What I ino nld have
The rlub «ing meeting ■>
funl W tub bold it- open meeting in (he
parish house of the A- i. Hanfoni.
preceded her requot thai a let - me of
our memfxrs by her .laughter, a Sophomore, might
it we might see the new \Yeur»ln
through thi student there at
the present time. It told m ingH of the
laying of the corner-stone of the new building, and
of the panicd it.
Miss (apr.m next introd
May hew. who s|«>kc of her work as director ot
cal education in Shanghai, and also of what the
Young Women's Chr i"ias
and des Sim.
Thc members of the club and th -tened
with intense int<
of the new Chinese woman and her indorsement of
the WcllsclcN work in x - -1 nude a strong
During the social hour, which followed th'
everyone was -
Mayhew .\\\>\ to lo->k .v th,
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the numerous phot . - which
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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS.
based up he diarj lettei and conversation of
ili. in, d o India, Rev.
,, l ( lough, ii rangi 'I ind pici cd together by
hi> wife, Emma Rauschenbush Clough, special
Btudenl .ii VVi II I I 9 Ph D. 1 niversjty
of Berni Switzerland, 1894, From the review in
"'I In- Nation" we q ■ the following:
"Dr. Clough ».i- -i typical American of ih<-
Middle West, and when in 1864, after ,i Btrenuous
training .1- pioneer's son and later .1- student in
one ol the new Western colleges, he went to India
.,- Baptist missionar} to thi Telugus, he carried
with him the characteristics of his time and countrj
tness, energy, self-confidence, provincial-
ism, adaptability, and c plete devotion. And
the problem what will happen when this sort of
man k'" ,s to work in .1 societj like thai ol il><- low-
caste Madigas ol the Telugu country, explains the
fascination of ilii- most interesting book. When he
landed .11 Madras ii was with the conviction that
everything in Hinduism was bad and ought to be
torn up and replaced by what he had to bring; and
that n dj American Bapl isl theolog) , but Ameri-
can I!.c|,im methods must be transplanted bodil)
to India. As the years passed I grew tolerant, and
often 1 1 1I1 1 the caste people if they could nol or would
not receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour, to serve
1 heir own gods faithfully. During my visits to
Vmerica I sometimes told American audiences that
the Hindus wiT'.' in some respects better than they.
"But the effects wrought l>y Dr. Clough on the
Madigas were certainly quite as great as those
which thej produced on him. He »as enabled in
.1 few years to extend Christian influence into a
large number of villages in the immediate neigh-
borhood. I lis work, however, was entirely among
the low-caste Madigas, as the higher castes would
have nothing to do with low-caste Christians and
their teachers. During the great famine of 1877
Dr. Clough, acting as surveyor and contractor for
the British Government in the construction of a
Canal, was able i" give work to ail who wished it,
and thus save thousands of lives. The following
year, in part as a result of the fear of death caused
by the famine, most of the Madigas in the district
who had been hesitating on the verge of Christianity ,
came to Dr. Clough and begged for baptism. Dr.
Clough at first refused, fearing to cheapen Indian
Christianity, and feeling uncertain of the genuine-
ness of their conversion. But they were insistent,
and after careful examination by the native preach-
ers, most of them seemed to be really worthy. So
at length Dr. Clough yielded; 2,222 were baptized
in one day, and during six weeks nearly 9,000.
When he left India fur the last time in 1903 the
Telugu mission had 100 missionaries, 60,000 mem-
bers, and 200,000 adherents.
"Dr. Clough's book throws considerable light on
three of the most pressing problems of modern
missions: nani.-K , 1 u . r - - conversion, church organi-
zation and self-support. The old missionary aim,
writes Mrs. Clough, in her preface, had been to
seek the conversion of individuals: to get them de-
tached from their previous lile, one bj one, and
gathered into churches. Dr. Clough did not dis-
card this aim; he added to it his facultj of getting
hold of men. Early in his career he recognized
the important of the social group; he left men in
ii .md Christianized the group. Family cohesion
and tribal characteristics were factors with which
he reckoned. Yel it must be added that Dr.
Clough used the mass method with great caution,
never baptizing a "convert" till In- had made
reasonably sure "i hi- conversion.
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"lie found it best to adopt the Indian village
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my energies to efforts of church organization, or
would I make it my chief aim to preach the gospel
of Jesus? I unhesitatingly say: I would let all
the rest go, and just preach Jesus as the Saviour
of men. I am glad 1 did all in my power to give
educational opportunities to the people. I would
again raise up large native agency. I would again
organize groups of believers, serving God in the
simple ways of their village life. I would again do
all I could for their social betterment. I can well
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